LastPass is one of the most recognizable names in password management. The free version has more features than some of the password managers you have to pay for. It can also be used on a range of devices, including Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS.

In this LastPass review, we’ll take a closer look at this password manager. We’ll look at the pros and cons of the service, the technical specifications, and the price. We’ll also look at security features. We’ll then go over how the password manager works and compare the service to a couple of other similar products. Now, let’s start this LastPass review by exploring some of the advantages of this service.

Pros and cons of LastPass

The biggest advantage that LastPass has is that the free version is feature-loaded. In fact, few free password managers can compete with it. LastPass has two-factor authentication, account inheritance, a strong password generator, automatic password change, and more.

There aren’t many cons to using LastPass. Some of the features are a little dated, though. This is particularly true of the Internet Explorer and Opera extensions. Although they updated the Chrome and Firefox extensions, they didn’t update the extensions for the other two browsers.

Technical specifications

LastPass works with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, iOS, Android.

There are also extensions for Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. For the best functionality, use browsers that are up-to-date.

How LastPass Authenticator works

The company has its own app called LastPass Authenticator. It’s available for iOS and Android in their respective app stores.

With the authenticator, every time you log in, you’ll have to enter a one-time code that the app generates for you in addition to your Master Password.

Is LastPass safe?

This part of the LastPass review will look at safety features. The vault uses AES-256-bit encryption, which is considered one of the strongest ciphers you can use.

With multi-factor authentication and solid password strength, it’s one of the safest password managers out there. LastPass has only ever had one security incident in its ten-year history. Nevertheless, in this security incident, the hacker still didn’t manage to break through the encryption.

There have been no incidents since 2015. Even when security is threatened, this encryption is strong enough to withstand most unwanted activity.

How to use LastPass

On the LastPass website, you’ll see a link to create a free account. When you click this link, the service will install as an extension on your default browser. Now, launch the extension. Subsequently, tutorials will walk you through the process of creating an account.

You’ll need to enter your email address.

Next, you’ll have to create a unique Master Password. Choose a password that is strong but easy to remember.

When the account is set up, you’ll be able to import passwords from your browser. LastPass will also turn off password capture that might be enabled on your browser. The truth is, you want this disabled because it can interfere with the third-party password manager.

LastPass pricing

LastPass is free. However, there’s a premium version that costs $2.00 a month and family package that costs $4.00 a month.

The paid version has more backup and sharing options. Nevertheless, the free version will suffice for most people in general.

How LastPass compares to other password managers

LastPass vs Dashlane

 

LastPassDashlane
Two-factor authenticationYesYes
Automatic fill of web formsYesYes
Password strength reportYesYes
Secure sharingYesYes
SynchronizationMacOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome, iOS, AndroidAndroid, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

LastPass vs 1password

 

LastPass1password
Two-factor authenticationYesYes
Automatic fill of web formsYesYes
Password strength reportYesNo
Secure sharingYesOnly in the Family and Team editions
SynchronizationMacOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome, iOS, AndroidAndroid, iOS, Windows, Mac, Web, Linux

LastPass vs KeePass

 

LastPassKeePass
Two-factor authenticationYesYes
Automatic fill of web formsYesNo
Password strength reportYesNo
Secure sharingYesNo. There is a plug-in to get one though
SynchronizationMacOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome, iOS, AndroidWindows, Mac, Linux

LastPass vs Google Smart Lock

 

LastPassGoogle Smart Lock
Two-factor authenticationYesYes
Automatic fill of web formsYesNo
Password strength reportYesNo
Secure sharingYesNo
SynchronizationMacOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome, iOS, AndroidAndroid, Chrome

LastPass is most comparable to Dashlane. Both offer just about everything most people will want from a password management service. However, Dashlane costs more.

1password is another good option, but you won’t be able to share passwords as easily. You also get better password strength reports with the previous two options.

Google Smart Lock can be a useful product for Chrome and Android users, but doesn’t offer the same versatility as LastPass. For example, you can’t perform secure password sharing and there’s no strength report either. To top it all, it doesn’t even do automatic web form filling.

Conclusion of our LastPass Review

Overall, LastPass is one of the best password managers. It has all the features we want out of a password manager, such as multi-factor authentication, password capture and replay, secure sharing, automatic web form filling, and an encrypted vault.

The service also has great compatibility and works across most devices. Few other password managers can match LastPass. We find it to be a great value.